integron

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integron

a GENETIC element that has the ability to acquire unrelated GENES, such as ANTIBIOTIC resistance genes, by site-specific integration events. Integrons have been found in PLASMIDS and TRANSPOSABLE GENETIC ELEMENTS and are probably important in the EVOLUTION of GENOMES.
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The variable presence or absence of integrons was analyzed using the PROC GENMOD procedure of SAS 9.2 (SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC, USA).
Prevalence of class 1, 2, and 3 integrons and biofilm formation in pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumannii among ICU and non-ICU patients.
Spread of resistant strains has been attributed, in part, to class I integrons. In vitro susceptibility studies have shown trime-thoprim-sulfamethoxazole and new floroquinolones as two important agents with activity against these organisms.
First report on class 1 integrons and trimethoprim-resistance genes from dfrA group in uropathogenic E.
Antibiotic resistance genes are either located on chromosomes or on mobile genetic elements such as plasmids, transposon and integrons. Transmission of plasmid mediated antimicrobial resistance occurs through variety of mechanisms.
[beaucoup moins que] Si nous integrons l'or dans l'appreciation de la resilience de l'economie, nous pouvons avoir une volatilite des avoirs exterieurs correlativement a la volatilite des prix de l'or.
Effect of various sludge digestion conditions on sulfonamide, macrolide, and tetracycline resistance genes and class I integrons. Environ Sci Technol 45(18):7855-7861 (2011); http://dx.doi.
The resistance of pathogens to disinfectant is an emerging problem and is due to presence of integrons, super integrons and efflux mechanisms in the pathogens (4, 5, 6).
(5,20) Among Enterobacteriaceae, these resistance pattern was commonly associated with a few types of integrons.